Book: Lacy's End by Victoria Schwimley
|4 stars based on the 3 most helpful Amazon reviews|
Victoria Schwimleyabout this book: Lacy's been a victim her entire life, and she's had enough. She cries out for help and is surprised when her new friend Jake appears to help her through her problems. Determined to break free from the abuse, she turns to him for support. Then one night her father goes to far and Lacy meets a man and woman who just might make a difference in her life.
No one messes with Sheriff Peter Waldrip. He has the mayor of Diamond Springs - a small town situated two hours from Las Vegas - in his hip pocket, along with just about every judge in the county. It's little wonder that the entire population of Diamond Springs looks the other way when Sheriff Waldrip abuses his wife, Brenda, and his sixteen-year-old daughter, Lacy.
The abuse has been going on for as long as Lacy can remember; indeed, even before she can remember, as Waldrip's abuse of Brenda is almost as old as their relationship. And, recently, the beating are increasing in frequency and intensity as Waldrip's drinking spirals out of control. Lacy's future looks bleak until Jake - a mysterious boy who no one else can see or hear - enters her life, and Dr. Allen Petoro enter's Brenda's.
Author Victoria Schwimley has hit a home run with her compassionate telling of this story of a mother's and daughter's search for the courage to escape from a lifetime of abuse, and their struggle to create a new life of hope for themselves. I highly recommend this book to teens and adults alike.
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